First Communion in Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil, Sebastião Salgado (1981)

First Communion in Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil, 1981Sebastiao Salgado

“The flesh in pain is anything but an object; sensibility, subjectivity fill it, with a terrible evidence. This evidence is turned imperatively to me, more pressing than the evolution of the planet and the anonymous enterprises in the humanized map laid out on it, more urgent than the tasks my own death has addressed to me. It is not in elaborating a common language and reason, in collaborating in transpersonal enterprises, that the human community takes form. It is in going to rejoin those who, fallen from the time of personal and collective history, have to go on when nothing is possible or promised.”

Abuses, Alphonso Lingis (1994), p. 236